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Should We Trust Monsanto? Controlling Our Food: The World According to Monsanto is a documentary which investigates the company by compiling pieces of its history,

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Should we trust Monsanto? Introduction - Monsanto Corporation is an American company that originally established in 1901, focusing on agriculture and supporting farmers worldwide with an aim to "produce more while conserving more". The Chairman and CEO of the company is Hugh Grant. It's headquarters is located in Creve Coeur, Missouri, United States and currently operates in more than 60 countries. Monsanto presents itself as a green and wholesome company that deserves our trust and has the answer to our society's growing food demands. Monsanto is leading the world of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the world in which we currently live in. However, there has been much controversy surrounding Monsanto's actual intentions, which have been accompanied with lies, misconceptions and hidden truths about a company that has made its way into our kitchens. ...read more.


On the label of 'Roundup', it says that 'when labeled directions are carefully followed, Roundup is not harmful to humans, animals or their environment.' PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are chemicals that were developed and sold by Monsanto for decades. These chemicals are highly toxic and have been associated with birth defects, infertility, impaired mental function (primarily children), immune weakness and cancer. PCBs have now been banned and production has ceased. Unfortunately, dangers still exist and the chemicals can stay in the environment for centuries to come, poisoning water, land and people. An example of this happened in Anniston, Alabama, United States. A resident, David Baker (President of Community Against Pollution), recalls his brother's premature death due to cancer along with the loss of his friends in the past 3 years, all of the illnesses they suffered, including cancer, diabetes and hepatitis, all of which have been associated with PCBs. ...read more.


In February 1970, a letter from Monsanto, addressed to sales executives was entitled 'Pollution'. In the letter, the company states: 'We can't afford to lose one dollar of business.' The President of the Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook, points out that 'Their (Monsanto's) neighbours in Anniston were not told about the poisoning that they were inflicting upon them because they did not want to lose 'one dollar'.' He talks about how it took lawyers through the legal system to force Monsanto to own up to their secret documents and when government authorities were informed about this information, took to the side of the company instead of with the people. Dr David Carpenter, Ph.D. is an expert on the effects of PCBs on human health. He did a test on the Anniston area. He quotes: 'The issue is that many diseases are caused by PCB exposure.' '90% of the GMOs grown on the planet belong to them' http://films.nfb.ca/monsanto/ ...read more.

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